Monday, July 02, 2007
New Beginning 306
Rescuing princesses is hard work. Peter Anderson was almost an expert at it, but even he tired after first slaying a dragon, and climbing ten flights of stairs. He did it all for this moment of glory, when he would kiss the princess Aaryanna and become king. After he rested a moment.
He paused at the entrance to Aaryanna’s chamber, catching his breath. Dust swirled up from the banister, causing him to sneeze. Another man shouldered past him, rushing over to Aaryanna. “Garrett?” Peter asked, following him. “What are you doing?”
“Sorry, Peter,” Garrett said, leaning over Aaryanna’s bed to kiss her. “I’m on the King’s business.”
“I am on Prince Jacen’s!”
“Who is not yet King. It’s nothing personal, Peter, you’ve just never quite finished a quest.”
“I located the princess,” Peter pointed out, turning his head as Garrett kissed her. “I slew the dragon. I climbed ten flights of stairs for her!”
“The dragon wasn’t dead when I crossed it, Peter, I had to finish the job for you.”
It was then that Peter remembered, the beautiful Princess Aaryanna's chambers were on the twelfth floor. Her twelve-year-old brother, the fair-skinned Prince Carbanna, lived on the tenth.
Obviously unaware of this, Garrett caressed the Prince's silky smooth cheek. "Even softer than I imagined." He cupped his hands under Prince Carbanna's chin, framing the boy's tear-drop face. "Even more beautiful than I remembered."
Garrett turned to Peter and smirked. "And all mine now, this face and the royal jewels. Jealous?"
"Of course," Peter replied. "But I wish you all the happiness in the world, with your new . . . bride . . . and her family jewels.
Opening: Luney.....Continuation: Bump in the Night